ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A cold front will impact the Mid-Atlantic on Monday night and Tuesday, bringing light rain showers and cooler air along with it.
Monday will be a transition day as high pressure moves away from Southwest and Central Virginia and a cold front approaches from the west. Skies will become cloudy during the day with winds picking up at times. It won’t be as warm with afternoon temperatures reaching the 60s and 70s. A few spots in Southside Virginia could reach the lower 80s.
Spotty light rain showers are possible in the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley on Monday, but there is a better chance for rain across the region on Tuesday. It will be a soggy Halloween morning with a few showers lingering east of the Blue Ridge by the afternoon. Overall, rainfall totals will generally be less than 0.20″, so it won’t be a soaker. Otherwise, it will be a cloudy day with highs in the noticeably cooler 40s and lower 50s.
Trick-or-treaters won’t see much in the way of rain Tuesday night, but they may want an umbrella or rain boots handy in case of a few isolated showers. A coat or jacket is recommended as temperatures will be in the 40s around sunset.
Some upslope snow showers are possible toward the Alleghany Highlands early Wednesday morning. However, much of the region will notice clearing skies and blustery winds. Wind gusts of 20 – 40 mph are possible Wednesday. Morning temperatures will start in the cold lower 30s and 20s. By the afternoon, temperatures will be in the chilly 40s and lower 50s.
Expect cold mornings and cool afternoons through the end of the workweek. Clear skies overnight will lead to below-freezing temperatures in the lower 30s and 20s on Thursday and Friday mornings. Each afternoon will feature mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the 50s and 60s.
The weather will remain dry and mostly clear into the weekend. Temperatures will begin to trend milder with afternoon highs in the 60s and lower 70s on Saturday and Sunday.